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'm jim axelrod. a lot of holiday plans are out the window tonight due to a powerful storm system that stranded travelers on highways and at airports. it's blamed in at least six deaths. in the south, there are reports that 41 tornadoes have touched down since yesterday. one of them sheered off the front of the trinity episcopal church in mobile, alabama. luckily, no one was injured. the same system brought a blizzard to parts of the midwest, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,400 flights. tonight, it's headed to the northeast. winter storm warnings have already been posted. troy kehoe of our cbs station in indianapolis begins our coverage. troy? >> reporter: well, jim, here in bloomington, indiana, we've already seen 11.5 inches of snow so far, and it is still coming down with blizzard conditions here in the midwest. this has been a two-day storm leaving much of the country paralyzed. blinding snow with wind gusts topping 35 miles an hour have created whiteout conditions in the plains in midwest. by midday, a half-foot of snow had already fallen in indianapolis. george cumm
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> axelrod: good evening. event is off. i'm jim axelrod. rnristmas is turning treacherous for large sections of the country. tonight, parts of indiana and kentucky are under a blizzard watch. roads in oklahoma and northern arkansas could soon become impassable due to whiteouts, and another storm system developing along the gulf of mexico from daxas to florida is raising the threat of tornadoes. the director of the emergency management agency in alabama says the danger is made worse now because so many drivers are holiday travelers driving in unfamiliar places. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday tr
, breaks from the system and makes it very -- has anyone seen big jim mcclain? it's a great movie to go and cnn fact if you have time tonight, if you go to youtube and click into the box, john wayne beats up commies, you will get the final scene of big jim mcclain and you can watch it. it's truly an enjoyable moment. the storyline of big jim mcclain which comes out during this time the election is kind of heating up and by the way john wayne is a political character. is very big in reelecting mccarthy movement. he is often asked after the tend -- convention, what do you think about the ticket and mccarthy says perfectly, i think dick nixon moment to find vice president. no mention of eisenhower because he doesn't really like eisenhower and doesn't fill comfortable with eisenhower. that is the person that wayne is the biggest and supporter. dick jim mcclain comes in 1950 to come the story of a tough guy, big jim and constantly member -- mentions that his six feet three inches on many occasions. he is working for the house un-american activities committee, big jim and big jim goes out to
duck session of congress. >> or, jim, as they call the grand bargain or the big deal. are those days dead given where we are? we really aren't going to be very different in this new congress. most of the congress felt that they were left out of these negotiations. it's all about the leadership anyway. >> one of the ironies is that the republicans left on the table what would have been a much more advantageous deal more than a year ago and the president was bending to a far greater extent. they spurned that and boxed into a corner and now tomorrow you'll have the president sunning in hawaii while john boehner is trying to twist some arms to get reelected speaker when the republicans meet. but one should also note here in that list, one thing i think you left out and surely unintentionally is what's going to happen for payroll taxes. for the average person, you're going to pay about a thousand dollars more and that's a lot of money for people to maybe $40,000, to $50,000 a year. you could argue they are losers here, too. >> we're going to do a whole segment on that later in the program
[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> yeah, it's "the stephanie miller show." this is chris. that is jim. >> chris is sick as a dog and stephanie's not here. >> it will be a wonderful show today. we only had a day off the fiscal cliff. so there's that. representative john boehner told senator reid to go f himself. twice. >> really? >> according to the folks at politico. so i'm shush we'll be talking about that if stephanie gets here. hoping and praying she gets here. happy new year to everyone out there. yeah, jacki schechner -- >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you too. >> some things don't change. you like to step all over my news before i start. >> oh, geez, did i do that? oh god! okay. there's stephanie. >> stephanie: happy new year. >> let's go to jacki schechner in the current news year. >> whatever, steph. thanks for joining us! good morning everyone. happy new year to you. not only did congress wait until the very last minute to come to a deal to stave off the fiscal cliff but by all accounts,
. today the organization launches its some day is today campaign, . jim is the senior co-chair for the ball. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. we're excited to be launching this campaign, because we're really on the brink of making major differences in the lives of patients. i don't think people realize that blood cancer is the number three cancer killer in the country. every 10 minutes somebody dies of blood cancers. yet, we are on the process of getting new drugs making a major difference in people's lives. we funded over $800 million of research. $70millionlast year. we're really excited to be launching this campaign. >> jim, this is something that's near to your heart as well. you are a leukemia survivor yourself. nine years you've been in remission? >> nine years. the leukemia ball has been something i've been involved with. the first leukemia ball i went to, announced the discovery of a new drug. i thought it had nothing to do with me and two years later i'm on it and it's made all the difference. i missed only one day of work. i play tennis a couple of times a
films. has anyone seen big jim mcclain? it's a great movie to go and see, and in fact if you have time tonight, if you go to youtube and put into the bongs, john wayne beats up come -- commies, you'll get the final scene because it's a truly enjoyable moment. what the storyline -- comes our during the time the election is heating up, and by the way, john wayne is a political character. he is very big in the re-elect mccarthy movement. he is also asked after the convention, hey, what do you think about the ticket? and mccarthy says, perfectly, i think that dick nixon will make a fine vice president. no mention of eisenhower because he doesn't like eisenhower. that's joseph mccarthy but that's the person that wayne is big nest port of. and big jim is a story of a tough guy, big jim, constantly mentioned he is 6'3" or something like that throughout the movie. he is working for the house on american activities committee. this is big jim. and big jim goes out to hawaii to break up a communist spy ring. that is mostly made up of doctors in hawaii. and in the end what he does is he finds wher
a bull market somewhere. i promise to find it for you here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow. >>> coming up on "worldwide exchange," retail reality check. it's the day after christmas, early data shows the slowest growth in spending since 2008 this holiday season. we're crunching the numbers for you. >>> the u.s. is set to go over the fiscal cliff in five days. that means taxes will go up for nearly every american. dramatic spending cuts will kick in. president obama and congress will be back from vacation tomorrow. but will anything get done? >>> plus, wild winter weather sweeping through the country. we'll bring you the latest details on which part of the u.s. could be hit next. cnbc's "worldwide exchange" starts now. >>> and welcome to a special edition of reside worldwide. ross andcle reoff today for boxes day in -- kelly are off today for boxing day. for now, you is us. >> we'll start with a brief check on the markets. energy and metals are trading higher now, wtis up about 55 cents. brent crude up 65 cents. also want to check in on the gold price, as well. gold
on christmas day in the nba and we'll give you highlights and play a rematch of the nba finals and jim, one of the 49ers should be con the big lost to seattle. those stories up next ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> new at 11, christmas vacation is cut short for president obama and he's leaving hawaii tomorrow night. the president is returning to the white house to work on a fiscal cliff deal before the year ends. house and senate members are going to reconvene without an agreement, automatic tax increases and that will be triggered in the new year. it looks like few people season. retails are the weakest. holiday sales increased. and they expected them to go 6 to 4%. it's blamed on super sandy which stroke the east coast but let us not forget why obama is returning from hawaii early. the lawmakers will be able to reach a deal. >>> we have rainfalling across the bay area and some heavy showers and departing
not knowing somebody was inside. that was the store's owner, jim butler. police say butler, they got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. philip eventually collapsed in the parking lot. the owner had been having difficulties with people breaking into the store, and this time he happened to be there when it happened. philip had a vast criminal record including theft and various drug offenses. police say so far no charges have been filed in this case. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are investigating two separate christmas day shootings. one happened on druid park lake drive in west baltimore. an adult male was found suffering a gunshot wound to his leg. there was a shooting in west baltimore. investigators found a male with a gunshot wound to his upper body. no word this morning on his condition or a suspect. a double shooting in east baltimore. one of the victims has been identified and was shot multiple times. he later died at the hospital. a second victim had gunshot wounds to her abdomen. >> authorities have recovered the human remains worr
in to sierra. >> jammed mcalpine snowball .com joins us over the phone. >> and jim can you hear me. we would need a couple of minutes to establish our phone connection with gm. i do not hear anything. it is not happening. >> we will come back to jim in a few minutes. >> the conditions are fabulous. to get there you do need chains. the avalanche warning has expired and salt. there8 in fai >> now we have at jim mcalpine. >> tons of snow! >> i will start with kirk would of over 7 ft.. the snow bomb guy i will put my word on 10 ft. of new snow at every tahoe resort. >> is the issue dressed up as santa claus? >> no, unfortunately not. >> the ski conditions are so good it is also to report almost every resort has all with spending. >> we just saw a shot where traffic was at a standstill. the chain of cars the cars with their change or driving in and pretty slow going. >>--wis chaith chains. >> i say it is fine if there is a crowd. that means it is a good idea. >> exactly. with intense heat of new snow is amazing and so much fun. i have to remind everyone it can be dangerous. two people over the la
? a nasty winter storm hitting many states in recent days. jim cantore in mobile, alabama. twisters hit yesterday, quite a few, i think, right, jim? >> reporter: yeah. the storm prediction center says 34, our severe weather expert who tracks tornadoes and sees which are duplicated says 19. which for whatever it's worth is a record day for tornadoes on christmas. the previous record was 1969 with 12 tornadoes. guys, here's the deal. now we have tornado season in the middle of winter. and that seems to be what happens nowadays. you see behind me this church was pretty heavily damaged. look at the roof. two sections ripped off. then dropped below. and given the fact that this debris was just dropped off down here, i'm going to probably estimate these winds somewhere in the 90 to 100 mile-per-hour range. so probably ef-1, maybe ef-2 damage. they typically go along the tornado path and look at the damage to assess an actual rating if you will in terms of what that damage is. behind me, a lot of cleanup here on dauphin street. the crews will be cleaning the debris. you see the power lines han
, the sequestration, and the debt ceiling, it is the main reason why democratic congressman jim moran opposed this bill. we will hear from him in the next half-hour. but again, it was a late night here on capitol hill. we should be getting used to that in the year 2013. back to you. >> surae chinn reporting live from capitol hill. >>> at 6:03, jessica doyle still watching your money report and the fiscal cliff. >> and the fight we should continue to expect with congress having several other hurdles to deal with. >> our money problems are far from over. in fact, they're just really beginning for this new year. it is a great quote very for you to sum up the year ahead. this comes from a december 27th blog on the tax policy center website. quote: it looks as if lawmakers will spend 2013 staggering from crisis to crisis not unlike a bunch of nasty drunks weaving their way from barroom to barroom. so what type of crisis are we talking about here? we'll run through the timeline. right now the country is employing a bunch of accounting tricks to keep paying the bills after we slammed our head into t
to the throne at next year's christmas reunion. jim meceda, nbc news, london. >>> if you plan to head to the movie, you better make sure you have a little extra time because many of this season's blockbusters are clocking in at almost three hours. a report from hollywood. >> reporter: they are epic productions, earning oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: this year's blockbusters have something else in common. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting some hefty run times. spielberg's "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables" is almost three hours. >> and a whop iping 2:49, "neverending." >> they should all be called the never ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie started. >> reporter: why try to hold the moviegoers attention so long. many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling in hollywood the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. this time of year, studios are racing to release these epics b
, including raising the debt ceiling and sequestration reasons why democratic congressman jim moran voted against the measure. >> the problem is we set up three more fiscal cliffs, and all that's left is spending cuts. the only question we have to ask ourselves what programs do we cut them and how deep do we cut them. we'll look back at this night and regret it. >>it's frustrating to see the people go through the tough times and congress is not getting its job done. >> at least they're doing something. better than nothing. >> reporter: on capitol hill, surae chinn, 9news. >>> the bill includes an extension of unemployment benefits for about two million americans. the bill does not include the payroll tax cut. so workers will be paying about 2% more in social security taxes and that means a smaller paycheck each month. >>> the first same-sex marriages were performed at the montgomery county courthouse this morning. yesterday marked the first day that gay marriages were legal in the state of maryland. and among the first to tie the knot, a couple who got married at the black walnut-point in
, the migration, jim crow, the depression and that all their steps forward and steps backward reflect if of who we are. so i think i thought about it like that. >> actually i was wondering if you thought of it as a smaller project? in other words not that you would not have to put in context the individuals that make family tree and some of whom we see scrolling behind us but it strikes me in the writing of the book that it contained a social history, that it was a black wife, broke -- both rural urban, southern sweeping and it was intimate. i was just wondering, did that scale happen as a result of the actual research when you put pen to paper fingertip to keyboard and you thought, this is much more than i thought it would be when i set out to do this? >> i think that i always had an idea that her family was reflect that, but you are right that when you are in it it becomes something else. one of the things that actually is a practical matter as a writer which became clear to me is that when you are digging back this far you don't have the voices that you need to bring the story to life. and some
on for years in iowa. my former colleague, jim leach and i had written about that. it is happening in california, arizona, and even a little in florida. that is part of the problem, because democrats, nationally, got more than 1 million more votes than republicans who ran for the house of representatives. yet they come into this with a 35-vote margin. there are some areas where in north carolina there were more votes for democrats than republicans, but there are only 27% of the representatives are democrats. that is part of the problem. it confuses the notion about mandates. after all, the allwon decisively. -- the president won decisively. the senate pickup ground. it does not sound like much of a national mandate to continue the policies of the republicans over the last decade or so. host: david is our next caller in ohio, republican. caller: good morning. being a regular person on a budget, i can only get the things i can pay for. i would love to be able to buy erraris or newr ou houses or all kinds of things they would love to have. due to my budget, i am not able to do that. t
a good christmas. i'm melissa lee. we're live from the new york stock exchange. jim cramer has the day off. the latest s&p schiller home price report has been released. the results being shown at the bottom of your screen. david blitzer will join us with a closer look at the numbers in just a few minutes. let's get a check on how we're setting up on this day after christmas trading session. the dow looking higher by about 15 points. s&p looking at about two points at the open. european markets closed on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of
back to "squawk box." we are just seconds away from weekly jobless claims and rick santelli and jim iuorio are standing by at the cme. you know, rick, whenever anyone compared to the cliff to t.a.r.p. i never really bought that. because t.a.r.p., i mean, the commercial paper markets were freezing up. it was -- i just don't think it's really the same thing, is it? it's not as front and center as that. and i -- we've talked about it so much, it's hard for me to believe the markets could just all of a sudden decide they're going to fall off a cliff like the fiscal cliff itself. what do you think, rick? >> no, i somewhat agree. i think the reason i brought it up, and i think i was one of the first to bring it up is, it just gives you a market impetus to get something done. but i think categorically they're nothing the same. t.a.r.p. was about some real issues. fiscal cliff is about being afraid, i think. >> let's do the numbers. >> 350,000 on initial jobless claims. that is definitely less than we were looking for. it's a dozen less than the revised number you're looking at last week. 3
in mobile, alabama, on christmas day. destroying several homes. weather channel's jim cantore live for us in mobile and joins us now. obviously, the sun is out and completely different now but explain why the monster system brought such a different batch of unexpected weather to certain places. >> reporter: well, we haven't had any big cold air masses in the east. so, you know, unless the gulf which is our fuel source is cooled off by a cold front, we can just take it as much as we want and that's what this storm did. came down, scooped up moisture, got warm and the jet stream came over and tornadoes that caused damage. this is a parish here, this is a an episcopal church. looking at the roof damage. you see a couple pieces of roof gone. that's not too bad. look how massive the church is and the top layer here, completely twisted by the tornado. all right? so that's going to have to be removed and rebuilt in through here. trees, power lines, damaged throughout mobile. we may have a four to five-mile path here but alabama power have been out all evening and morning getting some 40,000 peop
decided to buy me a house as an investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residences at the ritz to affluent chinese. >> basically, they don't have a place to put their money. they look as their own economy as a place that's not very stable. the housing market is not very stable there either. >> reporter: this housing complex in irvine, california, is being built for chinese buyers. separate wok cooking rooms, no unlucky 4's in the addresses and multi-entrances for multi-generational living. scott meadows says chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for american business. >> america is known for quality, so the chinese look at american-made products and foreign-made products in general as things they can trust. >> reporter: after all, that eagle is on the bottle because what so many chinese want is something made in the usa. ben tracy, rbs news, napa valley. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" more on the violent weather in the south. we'll have live reports from alabama and indiana. plus, an eye-opening look at how your
. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore, miami and houston. the ports handle nearly 50% of all oceangoing container shipments to the united states. some estimate a shutdown could cost a billion dollars a day in delayed shipments and lost work along the supply chain. independent truck driver jose espinoza hauls shipments in and out of houston's port. >> next week, it means i'm going to be out of business. that's because if i don't work, i don't get pai
their vacation. jim leyland the more respected and has an airport or a holiday season. >> it is a big city, i'm used his small-town minnesota so is interesting to see all of the flights in general. >> good news for travelers so far there no delays in or out of s f o. that of course, could change with the weather but we will continue to monitor that this morning. a very busy day is expected here at the airport. >> looking at business news investors returning from christmas are looking for some news reverse the recent slide in stocks. it will be tough to find that holiday cheer in today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to
living under a jim crow system. now, we are talking about those born in 1994. it doesn't seem like very long ago. that's 34 years after the 1964 civil rights act. according to the latest census, one in four americans describe themselves as being something other than black. african-americans are not the largest minority group anymore. they have not been for a while. latinos are a larger minority group. neither one of them is the fastest growing racial minority group. the fastest growing one is asian american. white americans are growing only had a 5.7% rate. another rapidly growing group of people like our president. who could check more than one box in the race and ethnicity section of their questionnaire. it seems to me that we cannot have a legal regime that sorts people according to their skin color and what country their ancestors came from. and treat some people better and other people worse based on what boxley check. okay? now, frequently the people who are arguing in favor, and i think this issue all the time, let me tell you. two minutes and today we are not talking about the e
to the most important moments. slavery, a civil war, and emancipation, migration, jim crow, a depression, and all the steps forward and back were reflected of who we are. >> host: did you think of it as a smaller project? not to put it in context the individuals of the family tree but it became a social history of rural and urban urban, a southern and northern sweeping, intimate. did that scale have been as a result of their research with pen to paper and fought this is much more than i thought? >> guest: alloys had an idea her family was reflective but when you are in it, it becomes something else. as a practical matter when you dig back this is far you don't have the voices you need to bring the story to life. people say what about letters and journals? if people were barred from writing and reading those records geneticist and historical records do not capture as much. i knew i had to get extemporaneous characters to bring it to life. i do not think about leaving those stories of the people of the time. >> host: you did a very good job. [laughter] one review did make light that you we
outbreak. >> that was the weather channel's jim cantore right there and mike seidel reporting. in a few minutes, we'll have the forecast on where the storm is headed today. that's just ahead in weather. >>> but right now, unfortunately, we turn to politics. as if tax hikes and spending cuts weren't enough, there's a new reminder that the nation's debt ceiling is also hanging over the budget talks in washington. in a letter to congress yesterday, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned the government would hit its legal borrowing limit by monday. without the okay to borrow more, geithner says the treasury will be forced to take "extraordinary measures" to keep paying the bills. so, that makes the government like the rest of us. he also referenced the impending fiscal cliff, which threatens to derail the economy if a compromise isn't be reached by next week on those big, unanswered issues. with both sides locked in a standoff, house republicans are calling on senate democrats to act first. democrats aren't budging much on their demands. they want to extend tax cuts on incomes below $25
to jim. good morning, jim. wake up. we're already here. you're late. yeah. >> the gorgeous faces in times square. if you get up and spend your morning with us, guess what. we're going to put you on television. that's the weather for this morning. let's go back inside to rachel. hello, rachel. >> where is sam? thanks, sam. >>> now, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." more on that big news that jessica simpson is expecting her second child. what this means for her megaweight watchers deal. >>> plus, visit the dentist and leave looking years younger. inside the startling, new trend, dental spas. >>> and movie theater secrets revealed. what you should know before you buy your next ticket. all coming up on "gma," here in times square. revealed. what you should know before you buy your next ticket. all coming up on "gma," here in times square. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter reme
spread around the internet. as jim axelrod reports, critics say it's too much information. >> reporter: driving through this typical westchester neighborhood, you can tell a lot, who's got a new car, who just finished their addition who's got the best christmas ornament ornaments. now thanks to this website you also might fwhoe has a handgun. it began as an 1,800-world article in this past sunday's edition of "the journal news" that covers three counties. included in the article included a map with names and addresses of those likely to own a handgun in the counties. >> we have to be very very careful about the types of information we're going to publish here. in this case, i think the newspaper has gone a little too far in terms of publishing information that actually stigmatizes people. >> reporter: hundreds have weighed in on the journal's web paige, the majority expressing outrage. some even posted what they say are the home addresses and home phone numbers of the paper's staff. cbs news tried to talk with several individuals identified by "the journal ne
learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter: the crooked cop in "the sting." >> you're lieutenant william snyder? >> i don't know what's up? >> i know this is kind of quick, but that's how i am. >> reporter: the love-struck widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> i love to dance. >> reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 200
,000. >> the community has produced a 500. >> assemblymen jim frazier donated to thousand pg&e had of the remaining $14,500 in to start repairs. >> the result is a brought about three months, once spring is here. >> a state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit a sexually violent predator to his state mental hospital, saying a san jose prosecutors engaged in serious misconduct. >> the ping and claim that santa clara county chief assistant district attorney j. boyarsky asked if progress isn't made in our arguments during the trial. >> daniel shazier pleaded guilty in 1994 to so sodomy. >> he was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison, but prosecutors sought to commit him to a state mental hospital. >> the city attorney's office is coordinating a state out reach effort by customers who are eligible for the refund. you must claim within a three month period between now and march. >> is 723. we will be back with more in a minute. as sec a live look outside over in san francisco. it is bright light holiday light traffic wise. we will be right back--as we take a live look outside over >> nat
-old daughter maxwell with the words "big sis." >>> in mobile, alabama, for us this morning, jim cantore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. storm prediction center said we had as many as 34 tornadoes yesterday. average for the month of december is 26. church behind me here heavily damaged, two sections of the roof have been torn off and dropped below. christmas morning, that church was full of people and parishioners attending christmas service. power poles have been taken down as well. the last thing people in mobile expected on christmas day was to be cleaning up after a tornado. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown mobile, alabama, late tuesday afternoon, a tornado touched down in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in the area describe the scary moments. >> praying for everybody and everyone was kind of like in panic mode. >>
. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residences at the ritz to affluent chinese. >> basically they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy where as place where it's unstable. the housing market is unstable there. >> reporter: this housing complex in irvine california is being built for chinese buyers. no unlucky 4s in the building and multientrances for different generations. back in china they say it's not a threat to america. >> american is known for quality so china looks at foreign made products in general as things they can truck. >> reporter: after all that eagle is on the bottle because what so many chinese want is something made in the u.s. ben tracy, cbs news, napa valley. >>> the big question for kids this week, what did you get from santa? >> we went door door in pacifica to find out. kids ranged from air hockey to perfume. it was clear a lot of young people were thrilled to receive their presents. >> i got a red sled and skim board and skateboard i got some santa claus outfit, that's the hat. >> and what would christmas be like without
democratic primary over a guy named jim shannon. then came the biggest break of all, on the same today voters turned on elliot richardson. he was one of the few heroes of watergate. but the republicans dumped him in their primary in favor of a right wing businessman. only then was john kerry's path to the senate and all the prominence and all the opportunities that senate seat has afforded him, only then was that clear. in politics we tend to ridicule losers or ignore them. but john kerry's road back is a reminder of how arbitrary this game really is. all right, that does it for "the cycle." karen finney, you're in for martin bashir and it's all yours. >> all right. it's wednesday, december 26th. we hope you're having a wonderful holiday because the president's is about to end. boehner and the boys? what's the rush? ♪ >> first of all, we want to say merry christmas. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas break with the fiscal cliff looming large. >> the fiscal cliff gets closer. congress now has six days left to make a deal. >> aloha, hawaii. >> to my republican coll
of the root causes? >> i think and i am not pointing fingers, when we went after jim wright, newt was the speaker and jim was forced out of office. they went after newt. the combat became very personal. that is one of the things that started this movement. over time, i think it has become political as well as personal. much more political and personal. >> she said raising cain, are -- -- you said raising cain. you will the gavel for the oversight committee and use that to raise the number of investigations especially of the clinton administration. what do you see as your legacy of that tenure? >> i think bill clinton, president clinton and hilary as secretary of state do not like me very much. i was chair of the government oversight committee during the time we were investigating whitewater and we were investigating campaign contributions that came from sources outside the united states and from various people. there was an awful lot to that. we had people testifying like johnny chung, they had contributed money to gain favor with the white house. there were other illegal contribu
the senate the resignation of jim demint of south carolina which shall be printed in the record. mr. reid: mr. president i now ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to executive session and the "help" committee be discharged from further consideration of presidential nomination 1404 and that the senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on the nomination, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and that no further statements be in order to the nomination, that any statements related to this matter be printed in the record and the president be immediately notified of the senate's action. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the foreign relations committee be discharged from further consideration of presidential nominations 1928 and 1951. that the nominations be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate, that no further motions be in order to the nominations that any related statements be printed in the
's stay on the subject of guns and what to do about them. congressman jim moran says there is a disconnect between the national rifle association's leadership and the nra members. the democrat from virginia is pushing a package of gun reforms he says most nra members support. and representative moran joins me now live from washington. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> congressman, when many politicians think about the nra, they think about this legion of people who stand shoulder to shoulder with wayne lapierre and the leadership and what he says they believe. you believe, though, that the nra leadership is out of touch with the membership. why? >> well, this bill that we're introducing on the first session of the next congress has five measures where two-thirds of nra membership support them. in fact, in some cases one of them is supported by 79% of the nra members. so i do think there is a disconnect between the nra members and the gun manufacturers who basically pay the salaries of the nra leadership. but what this would do is to require background checks,
, the republican study committee leader jim jordan made the comment that while he was concerned about how the sequester might affect defense, he was more concerned that those cuts might not take place. that was part of a strong america is not to have this massive spending that we've been having. >> i'll have you on for another discussion about your concerns for the canadian invasion on another broadcast. >> we have to keep an eye on it. >> i'm glad you raised the issue. we haven't had enough of this. >> you see? >> senator hillary clinton spending another night in the hospital as doctors are treating that blood clot in her head. we're going to talk to dr. sanjay gupta neurosurgeon ahead. companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants t
the nomination of jim hormel to be ambassador to luxembourg back in the '90s. he said the ambassador was openly aggressively homosexual. hagel took a pummelling for a few hours, few days, then miraculously, there was an apology from chuck hagel. there were phone calls from the white house to gay groups. >> seems to me it shows you the toughest place to be in washington right now is a moderate independent, especially if you're moving forward into the public light. both sides have at you. >> right, both sides. again, as we talk about all the time, the partisan nature of this town and particularly in the house is something that, you know, makes a chuck hagel, makes other people a bit of an endangered species. >> it's wild for all the talk, collective talk about how we want bipartisanship, the minute the leaders move forward they get eviscerated. jonathan capehart, thanks for being on the show, we appreciate it. >>> joining me now to talk about how the fiscal cliff will hurt cities across the nation, philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mr. mayor, thank you so much for being on the show. >> thank you
do. >>> it was a wild ride to election day 2012. jim acosta has the top ten campaign stories of the year. >> reporter: the year started off with a surprise in a sweater vest, counting down the top campaign stories of the year, number ten, the primaries. rick santorum's stunning performance in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. >> reporter: kicked off a battle for the republican nomination that few in washington had expected. the gop's odds on favorite, mitt romney stumbled in some of the early contests. he refused to release his tax returns allowing newt gingrich to take south carolina. >> we proved here in south carolina that people of power beats big money. >> reporter: but that big money eventually cleared the field and romney set his sights on the president. >> it's still about the economy and we're not stupid. >> reporter: at number nine, bain. not that one. that one. almost as soon as romney had had locked up the nomination, his former private investment capital was crashed by the super pac and obama campaign. the attack ads put romney on defense for months. the president a
from jim in hot springs national park, arkansas. what kind of business do you own? caller: the last one i had, i was in the construction business. and when i sold my last house i decided to move too hot springs, the first resort in america. host: you are a retired business owner? caller: right. host: if you were still running your business, how would you be looking at the fiscal cliff? caller: i've got some ideas i would like to say. the first thing we would do is eliminate all the people that do the free housing and food stamps and by about all those office expenses and just go with an earned income credits that would not exceed 15 cows and dollars per year. -- $15,000.ould that affec it would help reduce the need for taxes, so they would have more money for others things, rather than paying taxes. if the current welfare system pays people as much as $45,000 a year to add up all the benefits, the free medical, with medical,to doctors or hospitals would cause normally $1,500 a month, but an insurance company for a family, and they get about $800 a month for free housing and another $70
changed with in the room. >> jim of cnn sends out this week. -- tweet. how could the senate passed this 89-8 and yet it is so hard to get it done in the house? >> this is not the first time this has happened. there was a payroll tax cut extension. when you are elected, you have voters from all over the state. you have a lot of people with similar views about the world. when you are talking to your base back home, that is the way it works. one house member, a republican, was saying he had to watch out for his own voters more than the electorate in general. >> thank you for holding. you are on the air. >> hello. i want to know why he. i worked at a company for five years. i am unemployed now. i am getting unemployment. hi husband doesn't work. it was a single family income. i want to know and understand how a cameo -- can you try to raise everyone's taxes and make the poor and like me -- and i am struggling to keep my home right now. nobody wants to come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff. >> i saw a report by the washington post that 71% of people will have their taxes raised by this deal?
-on with this new jim crow of mass incarceration. >> ben, do you have specifics here? you're very strong on this point. is there something specifically that you think about that you feel the president needs to do in that regard? >> one thing we would like to see and we've requested from the u.s. department of justice is that they actually offer an alternative to a report that president george bush won, if you will, george h.w. bush, has ag ashcroft issued late in the first term which was called the case for more incarceration. that ushered in this supersized period of mass incarceration in this country. it's time to have a report called the case for less inkars rags. we've seen republican governors in georgia and texas sign off on bills to downsize the size of their justice system switches from failed tough on crime policies like incarceration for addicts to proven smart on crime policies like treatment for addicts. >> okay. >> so it's time for this president and his doj to take the lead on that issue and get us back towards sanity in the justice system that works. >> a final point. we'r
for this country. host: we move on to jim in fort myers, fla. caller: thank you for taking my call. what is your suggestions to solve these problems? are you still for the electoral college system? how will you improve the campaign financing? i would like to hear what you thought after all of your research. guest: there are a few different ways to go. i do not advocate a particular policy position, but there are some implications. in terms of fund-raising, it is a result of low contribution limits, with rapidly rising campaign costs. if you favor the public system, you will want to revamp its note it offers a larger pool -- so it offers a larger pool to opt in. that would limit the amount of time presidents have to campaign. you might see the problem is the contribution limit. contribution limits on the amount of money you can give are small relative to the amount of money it takes to run a campaign. you might say to raise the contribution limits. with the electoral college, if it were abolished and we elect our presidents through a national popular vote, you could have a lively debate. voters i
. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke thece between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meetings -- >> maybe next year. >> maybe. we'll see. >> thanks. >>> dylan dreyer has a check of the nationa
samaritan story to end on from christmas day in colorado springs. during his christmas celebration, jim stevens noticed some suspicious people carrying items out of his neighbor's home, so he decided to confront them. >> told them put the stuff down. he threw it at the me, hit me in the face, took off running. then the car tried to leave, so i reached into the win at the, put the car in park so she couldn't leave. as i'm doing that, the other lady came out and i was able to hold her until police got here. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for being with me. up next, "the situation room" with joe johns. >>> happening now, time running out and pressure is mounting. can the white house and congress keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff? >>> a dangerous winter storm roaring across the eastern half of the u.s. bringing blizzard conditions and travel nightmares. plus, the nra's controversial proposal to put armed volunteers in every school, we'll go in-depth with the man in charge of the national school shield program. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." the u.s. is now ju
them and companies of tomorrow will not get the funds they need to jim walton of walmart four million from dividends. they are top guys pulling the money out. when you look at investment dollars. we have seen so much fluxation in the stock market. stuart varney said it was an effort to cash out some of the money because they don't know what is happening next year. it proves the basic point. you raise taxes you are not raising revenues. most people will respond to thes . they are not sure and look at walmart. it is the walton family that is the richest family in the united states. they initially planned dividend pay out for january 2nd . uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. they are moving up it is yet another example of how we get around this. i would point out when companies are not paying out the dividends, it means we get waste we don't like. instead they spend on offices and private jets and otherwise they might have distributed those funds much >> yes. john tamny, have a great new years. >> and coming up on the show . how late is too late to get your kids eating right? >> and othe
, the judiciary committee on which i serve heard dramatic testimony from former deputy attorney general jim comby about the efforts of chief of staff andrew card and counsel alberto gonzalez to pressure attorney general john ashcroft some into reauthorizing this surveillance of american citizens while ashcroft was in the hospital. after "the new york times" revealed the existence of warrantless surveillance program, the bush administration demanded the congress pass legislation authorizing it. this led to enactment of the fisa amendments in 2008. in short, this legislation was born in original sin. congress added some oversight requirements and civil liberties protection to the bush administration's warrantless surveillance program but they didn't go far enough. that's why i opposed the original fisa amendments act along with a majority of democratic senators. i supported an earlier version offered by senator leahy, chairman of our judiciary committee, which would have authorized broad surveillance powers but included civil liberties protections. back in 2008, the bush administration accused oppo
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